|Fascinating South India Tour (15 Nights / 16 Days)|
Destinations Covered : Chennai - Bengaluru - Mysore - Ooty - Kochi - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai.
Day 01 : Chennai
On arrival meet & assistance by our representative. Transfer to Hotel. Check in & relax at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Chennai (Sightseeing)
After post breakfast at hotel leave for full day city tour of Chennai visit to Fort ST. George: was built in 1640 AD, this place achieved its name from Saint George, the patron saint of England. The fort houses Saint Mary’s Church and fort museum. Saint Mary’s Church the oldest Anglican Church built in 1680 and the tombstones in its courtyard are the oldest British tombstones in India. Marina Beach: Known as the 2nd longest beach of the world dotted with statues of our great leaders. Kalakshetra: is located eyond Elliot’s beach, is Kalakshetra or ‘Temple of Art’. It was founded in 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale to train, encourage and revive interest in bharatanatyam, which is the classical dance form of the state. Light House - A massive tall structure situated at south end of the Marina Beach beckons the visitors in the evening and adds glory to the golden sands. All India Radio (AIR) radio broadcast station is located opposite to the light house. Government Museum: Previously known as Pantheon Complex in British period, today houses the Government Museum, Connemara Public Library and the National Art Gallery. Sculptures and bronzes of various periods, sections for zoology, anthropology and geology impress every visitor. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Chennai-Vellore-Bengaluru (335 kms)
After an early breakfast proceed to Bengaluru en route Vellore visiting Vellore Fort. On arrival hotel check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Bangalore-Mysore (150 kms)
Post breakfast half day sightseeing of Bangalore visit to Vidhan Saudha it is chamber of state legislative assembly built in granite- & Lal Bagh a small fruit Orchard of Hyder Ali having many rare herbs & plants. Continue your drive to Mysore enroute visiting Srirangapattana. On arrival hotel check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Mysore
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Mysore & visit to Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Lalitha Mahal Palace & Brindawan Garden. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Mysore –Ooty (130 kms)
After breakfast drive to Ooty. On arrival Hotel check in. Time at leisure in the lap of the nature. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Ooty-Kochi (280 kms)
After breakfast drive to Kochi. On arrival Hotel check in. PM: Shoert sightseeing of ancient port city visit to Chinese Synanogue & churches. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Kochi-Kumarakom (90 kms)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check hotel. PM: Sightseeing of Kumarakom Bird Santuary. Evening free time for Ayurvedic Massage. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 : Kumarakom-Kovalam (180 kms)
Post breakfast drive to Kovalam. On arrival Hotel check in. Rest of the time free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Kovalam
After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing of Shri Padmanabha swamy temple one of the richest temple of the world & Napier Museum. Rest of the time to relax at the beaches of Kovalam.
Day 11 : Kovalam - Kanyakumari (90 kms)
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumrai. On arrival hotel check in. Sightseeing of Swami Vivekanand Rock Memorial which was erected in the Honour of Swami Vivekanand who had visited Kanyakumari as a pilgrim and swam to the rock in the sea and spent the whole night there in deep meditation. Gandhi Mandapam It enshrines the spot where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept for public view before immersing its contents in the three seas. Evening at leisure to witness the sunset. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 : Kanyakumari - Madurai (254 kms)
Post breakfast drive to Madurai. On arrival hotel check in. PM visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple though there are many temples but this one outdoes all with its sheer magnificence and splendor of architecture. You can marvel the temple's flawless Dravidian Architecture and be a part of devotees who throng the temple from all over India also visit to Gandhi Museum. The museum has a real Gandhi Memorabilia in the form of a blood stained dhoti, which he was wearing at the time of his assassination. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (210 kms)
After breakfast drive to Thanjavur en route visit Trichy or Tiruchirapalli also called as Thillai, which has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an area of 40 acres. On arrival hotel check in. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 : Thanjavur - Pondicherry (177 kms)
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. On arrival sightseeing of Aurobindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo’s ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 : Pondicherry - Chennai (158 kms)
After breakfast proceed for Chennai en route visiting Mahabalipuram visiting Arjuna Penance- Arjuna's Penance is the world's largest bas-relief that measures 27 meters and 9 meters along its length and breadth respectively. Five Rathas: Five Rathas are the one of the most magnificent tourist attractions at Mahabalipuram Beaches. Five Rathas are actually five monolithic temples, each created in a different style. They are modeled around chariots that are called 'Rathas' in Hindi and Shore Temple-known to be one of the oldest temple of Dravadian Style. Continue your drive to Chennai. On arrival Hotel check in.
Day 16 : Chennai
Post breakfast you have free time till departure later you will be transferred to Railway station or Airport for onward journey.
Optional you can stay in Houseboat in Kumarakom. There will be supplement charges for the same.
Cost Includes of:
- Assistance on arrival.
- Accommodation in a well appointed room on twin sharing basis.
- Buffet or fixed menu breakfast.
- All transfers & sightseeing as per above itinerary by AC Indigo Car.
- All hotel taxes, vehicle fuel charges, Driver allowance, toll & interstate Taxes.
- Service tax will be extra as per applicable.
- Not valid during X-Mas & New Year period.